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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $181 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,153
Rank: 47th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
6,975
Rank: 49th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.2 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$292K
Rank: 87th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$136 This Provider
Avg $181

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

GHASSAN ALKOUTAMI MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 63 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
1,192
times performed,
17% of his services

1st 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

895
patients got this service, 42% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$131,120an average of $110 per time performed $58,182
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,163
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 6th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

400
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$36,053an average of $31 per time performed $6,094
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
552
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 3rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

491
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$48,024an average of $87 per time performed $6,105
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
366
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 1st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

205
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$16,799an average of $46 per time performed $2,324
an average of $6 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
360
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 9th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

90
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,467an average of $60 per time performed $14,951
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
329
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 18th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

324
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$219,821an average of $668 per time performed $18,954
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
329
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 14th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

323
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$60,207an average of $183 per time performed $3,622
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
303
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 4th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

298
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$217,339an average of $717 per time performed $14,017
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
277
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 17th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

272
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$32,686an average of $118 per time performed $4,648
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
253
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 15th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

226
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$5,313an average of $21 per time performed $744
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
188
times performed,
3% of his services

11th 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

175
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$30,080an average of $160 per time performed $13,512
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
159
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 8th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

80
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$19,875an average of $125 per time performed $8,707
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
114
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 19th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

114
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$193,800an average of $1,700 per time performed $39,844
an average of $350 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
114
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 23rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

114
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$47,652an average of $418 per time performed $5,628
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
94
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 37th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

53
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$7,520an average of $80 per time performed $2,803
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
89
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 43rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

87
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,675an average of $75 per time performed $2,513
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
84
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 31st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

83
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$56,700an average of $675 per time performed $19,601
an average of $233 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m sestamibi, diagnostic, per study dose

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 16th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

78
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,200an average of $92 per time performed $4,569
an average of $59 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.97% of his services

19th 46th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

67
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$13,804an average of $203 per time performed $1,276
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
65
times performed,
0.93% of his services

20th 20th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

64
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$20,150an average of $310 per time performed $9,581
an average of $147 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
62
times performed,
0.89% of his services

21st 55th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

62
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,160an average of $180 per time performed $4,328
an average of $70 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
0.76% of his services

22nd 65th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

51
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,572an average of $124 per time performed $2,846
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.75% of his services

23rd 11th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

52
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$64,168an average of $1,234 per time performed $7,987
an average of $154 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
52
times performed,
0.75% of his services

24th 53rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

51
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,020an average of $135 per time performed $2,812
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.72% of his services

25th 75th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

50
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,003an average of $200 per time performed $953
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.69% of his services

26th 95th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

48
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,104an average of $148 per time performed $315
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes per day

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
0.67% of his services

27th 79th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

46
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,630an average of $290 per time performed $6,199
an average of $132 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.67% of his services

28th 28th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,203an average of $47 per time performed $300
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose +

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose ×

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.52% of his services

29th 27th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,648an average of $129 per time performed $3,100
an average of $86 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93459
Performed in a facility
36
times performed,
0.52% of his services

30th 108th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,800an average of $800 per time performed $8,947
an average of $249 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management ... +

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management of home inr testing for patient with either mechanical heart valve(s), chronic atrial fibrillation, or venous thromboembolism who meets medicare coverage criteria; testing not occurring more frequent ×

Service Code: G0250
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.43% of his services

31st 84th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$750an average of $25 per time performed $205
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.36% of his services

32nd 39th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

25
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,125an average of $85 per time performed $556
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.34% of his services

33rd 51st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

24
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,360an average of $140 per time performed $473
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99225
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.32% of his services

34th 124th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

14
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,640an average of $120 per time performed $1,213
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.3% of his services

35th 103rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 0.98% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$525an average of $25 per time performed $156
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.29% of his services

36th 24th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

20
patients got this service, 0.93% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,500an average of $225 per time performed $1,902
an average of $95 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.22% of his services

37th 130th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

15
patients got this service, 0.7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,075an average of $205 per time performed $1,110
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

38th 22nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

14
patients got this service, 0.65% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,640an average of $260 per time performed $1,579
an average of $113 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.17% of his services

39th 67th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,436an average of $203 per time performed $225
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.16% of his services

40th 12th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 0.51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,760an average of $160 per time performed $660
an average of $60 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Ghassan Alkoutami
Average for Cardiovascular Disease Providers in North Carolina

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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